Apple Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Vintage Products List Later This Month

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple said it will be adding the iPhone 6 Plus to its vintage products list on December 31, meaning that more than five years have passed since Apple stopped distributing the device for sale.

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Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers continue to offer repairs for vintage products for up to seven years, subject to parts availability.

Introduced in September 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were two of the most popular smartphones that Apple has ever sold, with the devices featuring larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays that customers had long desired. While the iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued in 2016, the smaller iPhone 6 remained available through select retailers in select regions until at least 2018 and will not become a vintage product until later.

On the software side, Apple already dropped support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with the release of iOS 13 a few years ago.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were the first devices to feature support for Apple Pay, with other key features including an A8 chip and improved cameras. Pricing started at $649 for the iPhone 6 with a now-paltry 16GB of storage.

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Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
34 months ago
Still remember how excited I was to get mine from Radio Shack on launch day.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tres Avatar
34 months ago
Honestly the 6+ was the worst iPhone I ever owned. It was far too slow even at launch. I upgraded to a 6S+ the next year and it was amazing by comparison.

That plus the touch disease and how easily the 6 series bent made this my least favourite release ever.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
34 months ago
Someone bought my launch day iPhone 6 Plus with double the price in 2014. Unimaginable in 2021.
Nevertheless the 6 and especially the 6 Plus (due to higher resolution) suffered from the lack of RAM and therefore the performance was not that great from the start, and outright poor after several software updates. I still have one in my drawer but it is pretty unusable at this point. This was fixed in the iPhone 6S.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
34 months ago
At least my 2016 SE is still current. :D
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MYZ Avatar
34 months ago
It’s hard to believe 7 years has already past, it seemed like yesterday what a big deal the bigger phones were.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
34 months ago
Woooof, despite this, at least the last time I’ve heard, being the highest selling iPhone of all time, it really got the short end of the stick.
Only 4 major iOS updates, with the 5S before it getting 5 and the 6S getting… uh… 6 and counting, and bend gate and touch disease, and it being hit the hardest with the low battery health performance throttling.
Good phone, but definitely the most problematic for Apple
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)